2020 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Platt v. Winnebago Industries
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1408
United States v. Harris
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1068
Salazar v. Quickrete Companies
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2180
United States v. Green
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7033
United States v. RaPower-3  
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4119

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, a district court decided that Defendants RaPower-3, LLC, International Automated Systems, Inc. (IAS), LTB1, LLC, Neldon Johnson, and R. Gregory Shepard had promoted an unlawful tax scheme. Defendants...

United States v. RaPower-3
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4150
LNV Corporation v. Hook
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1131
Rocky Mountain Presstress v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance  
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: Colorado Center Development, LLC, the owner of certain property in Denver, Colorado, hired J.E. Dunn Construction Company to construct an office building (the Project). Colorado Center purchased from Defendant Liberty Mu...

Hook v. King
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1188
Grove v. Groome
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1228
United States v. Flores
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1446
United States v. Clark
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5099
Cervantes-Aguilar v. Barr
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9566
Hansen v. LKA Gold Incorporated
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1193
In re: Behles
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2117
In re: MDL 2700 Genentech  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5035

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a group of fourteen diversity cases that were consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and transferred to the Northern District of Oklahoma. The plaintiffs in all fourteen c...

United States v. Thrasher
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6100
United States v. White
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7022
United States v. Trujillo  
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2057

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Defendant Frank Trujillo pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The district court sentenced him to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised re...

Corona v. City of Clovis  
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2147

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jorge Corona was a backseat passenger in a car pulled over for a routine traffic stop by Clovis Police Officer Brent Aguilar. Plaintiff was arrested when he did not produce identification in response to the off...

Rodriguez v. FDIC
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1281
United States v. Goebel  
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2125

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Goebel was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He moved to suppress, which the district court denied. He pleaded guilty conditioned on his ability to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress...

United States v. Fernandez-Casas
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3128
United States v. Hernandez-Mendez
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3247
United States v. Rochel-Cervantes
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3263
Cox v. Wilson  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1353

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Cody Cox sued Defendant Don Wilson, a deputy in the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Department, under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Cox alleged that when Wilson shot him in his vehicle while stopped on Interstate 70, Wilson vio...

Peterson v. USAA Life Insurance Co.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1447
United States v. Sandoval  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2041

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jordan Sandoval pleaded guilty to committing an assault in Indian Country which resulted in serious bodily injury. He was sentenced to a prison term of 27 months. Sandoval appealed the district court’...

Couser v. Gay  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3088

Justia Opinion Summary: In August 2017, Kansas law enforcement officers, after a traffic chase, pulled over Matthew Holmes for suspected vehicular burglary. The officers were from the City of Newton Police Department (“NPD”), McPherson County S...

United States v. Pickard
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3268
United States v. Brown
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8061
Silva v. U.S. Bank National Assoc.
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1148
Barnes v. United States District Court
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2203
Moon v. Tall Tree Administrators
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4034
Baars v. Raemisch
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1451
Board of Education of Gallup v. Native American Disability Law  
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2045

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Board of Education of Gallup-McKinley County Schools (Gallup) successfully obtained summary judgment on certain Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) claims made by Mavis Yazzie in the administrat...

Alvarado-Escobedo v. United States
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2048
Kemmerly v. Hill
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3028
Tucker v. United States Court of Appeals
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7003
Tucker v. United States District Court
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7004
Alvarado-Escobedo v. United States
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2048
Hunter v. HCA
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4034
Bridges v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7031
Aptive Environmental v. Town of Castle Rock  
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1166

Justia Opinion Summary: The Town of Castle Rock, Colorado enacted a 7:00 p.m. curfew on commercial door-to-door solicitation. Aptive Environmental, LLC sold pest-control services through door-to-door solicitation and encouraged its salespeople...

Perez-Garcia v. Barr
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9564
Connolly v. Morreale  
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1072

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Tom Connolly, the trustee for the Chapter 7 case of Appellee Samuel Morreale, sought compensation based upon moneys disbursed in Morreale’s Chapter 7 case and in a related Chapter 11 case. Morreale owned the so...

Reyes-Vargas v. Barr  
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 17-9549

Justia Opinion Summary: An Immigration Judge with the Board of Immigration Appeals moved sua sponte to reopen Juvenal Reyes-Vargas' removal proceedings. The Board ruled that under 8 C.F.R. 1003.23(b)(1) the Board ruled that this regulation remo...

Ellis v. Liberty Life Assurance Co  
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1074

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston rejected the claim for long-term disability benefits by plaintiff-appellee Michael Ellis. As part of its employee-benefit plan, Comcast Corporation, for whom Ellis worked...

United States v. Martinez
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3218
Morgan v. State of Oklahoma
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6021
Gray v. Whitten
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7011
Coddington v. Sharp  
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 16-6295

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner James Coddington sought collateral review of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals’ (OCCA) resolution of his constitutional challenges to his conviction and sentence. Coddington argued: (1) the trial court d...

Zzyym v. Pompeo  
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellee Dana Zzyym did not identify as either male or female, rather intersex. The United States State Department refused Zzyym's application for a passport. Zzyym sued, alleging that the State Department's re...

Marks v. Colorado Dept. of Corrections  
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1114

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Nancy Marks was serving a prison term in Colorado when she obtained entry into a community corrections program operated by Intervention Community Corrections Services (Intervention). To stay in the pr...

Thompson v. Virden
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3072
Banks v. Opat
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3073
Pinedo v. United States
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4004
Cromar v. United States
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4129
Bruce v. Lampert
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8012
Sawyer v. Howard
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3273
Commodity Futures Trading Comm v. Rust Rare Coin
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4100
United States v. Warren
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1088
Salazar v. Whisker
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1023
Aposhian v. Barr  
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4036

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant W. Clark Aposhian filed an interlocutory appeal of a district court’s denial of his motion for a preliminary injunction. The court concluded plaintiff did not show a likelihood of success on the merit...

United States v. Richards  
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8044

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) obtained a search warrant to review the contents of Defendant–Appellant Joshua Richards' Tumblr account. During the search and subsequent investigation, DCI a...

Roberts v. Well Path
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1001
United States v. Chon
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4009
Drivetrain v. Kozel  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3120

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK), an American subsidiary of the Spanish engineering conglomerate, Abengoa, S.A., financed construction of an ethanol conversion facility in Hugoton, Kansas. Financing was...

Wyatt v. Crow
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7041
Carroll v. Routh
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8065
Resinger v. Farris
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7009
Peterson v. XPO Logistics
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 17-4189
Stender v. Archstone-Smith  
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal district court used a Colorado statute governing costs to award more than $230,000 in costs that would not have been allowable under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d). Disappointed with the outcome of a mer...

United States v. Read-Forbes
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3268
United States v. Ramon  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, after serving a federal prison sentence for having possessed a firearm after a felony conviction, Charles Ramon III began serving a mandatory term of supervised release. Before Ramon completed the term, his prob...

Scalia v. Paragon Contractors  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4097

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellants Paragon Contractors Corporation and Brian Jessop (Paragon) appealed a district court’s order, findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding the calculation of back wages. Plaintiff-Appellee Unit...

United States v. Torres
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4103
United States v. Neugin  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7043

Justia Opinion Summary: Jack Neugin pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on the condition that he could appeal the district court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence of the ammunition and firearm police...

Progressive Northwestern Ins v. Gant  
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3226

Justia Opinion Summary: Progressive Northwestern Insurance filed suit to obtain a declaratory judgment that it had not violated any duty to its insureds in the defense of a wrongful-death suit. The underlying suit had been brought in 2013 by Ga...

Sampson v. Kane Is Able
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4095
Portillo Martinez v. Barr
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9584
Adams v. Matevousian
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1024
Fish v. Schwab  
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3133

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated appeals, the issue presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether a Kansas law requiring documentary proof of citizenship ("DPOC") for voter registration was preempted by the federal Nationa...

Kim v. JP Morgan
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1186
CSMN Investments v. Cordillera Metropolitan  
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1094

Justia Opinion Summary: The residential community of Cordillera in Eagle County, Colorado, featured a private lodge and spa (the “Lodge”) and a village center (the “Village”). For many years, the Lodge offered its dues-paying members certain a...

United States v. Ferman
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2078
Arriaga v. Roberts
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4053
Evans v. Diamond  
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4083

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellants (collectively, the “Estate”), brought this action against Defendant-Appellee, Betty Diamond (“Diamond”), the former wife of Gregory Diamond (the “Decedent”). The complaint alleged the Decedent was...

Padilla v. Mnuchin
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1375
Williams v. United States
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3047
MK International v. Crown Products & Services
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8010
United States v. Garcia
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3266
Jones v. Manriquez
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1144
United States v. Boddy
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6113
Cone v. Dowling
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7068
Snyder v. Acord Corporation
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1112
United States v. Martinez
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2046
United States v. Pasley
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6148
United States v. Velasquez
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2150
Hays Medical Center et al. v. Azar  
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3232

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellants were eleven rural hospitals (the “Hospitals”) who challenged the methodology the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (the “Secretary”) used to calculate their Medicare reimbursements. After t...

United States v. Sanchez
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3203
United Government Security v. American Eagle Protective  
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4084

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellants United Government Security Officers of America International Union and its local, United Government Security Officers of America, Local 320 (collectively, the Unions) sued American Eagle Protective...

Washington v. Oklahoma State DHS
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5077
United States v. Orozco-Rivas
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6074
Hernandez v. Barr
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9522
Torres-Ledesma v. Barr
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9530
United States v. Ravenell
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2091
United States v. Chavarin
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4011
Barnett v. Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable  
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5090

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Christopher Barnett appealed the dismissal with prejudice his federal civil-rights claims for failure to state a claim and dismissing with prejudice his state-law claims because they did not survive the restric...

Dobbs v. United States Forest Service
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-7007
United States v. Shannon
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1202
Seastrand v. US Bank N.A.
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4091
Cai v. Huntsman Corporation
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4116
Hall v. Planet Fitness
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5001
United States v. Manzanares  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2010

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Archie Manzanares appealed a district court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion challenging his sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). Under the ACCA, an offense qualified as a violent...

Robinson v. Polis
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1379
United States v. Smith
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1483
United States v. Burghart
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6170
Hernandez Rosales v. Barr
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9564
Bird v. Pacheco
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8007
Pompey v. English
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3012
Knox v. Sharp
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7005
United States v. Berg
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3250
Tastan v. Los Alamos National Security
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2095
United States v. Vanover
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2168
Mid Atlantic Capital v. Bien  
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1195

Justia Opinion Summary: A married couple, Beverly Bien and David Wellman, invested money with Mid Atlantic Capital Corporation (“Mid Atlantic”). Their investments performed poorly. Stung by the losses, Ms. Bien and Mr. Wellman initiated arbitra...

Xiong v. McCormick
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6163
United States v. Shirley
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2071
Palmer v. City and County of Denver
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1171
Nitka v. Nelnet
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1281
Washington v. Polis
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1468
Sutton v. Mikesell
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1479
United States v. Howard
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6176
Caldara v. City of Boulder  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1421

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were citizens of the City of Boulder, Colorado and entities with various interests in the sale or possession of firearms within the city. They filed suit against the City of Boulder and several of its official...

Awad v. United States
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2159
Cupps v. Pioneer Canal-Lake
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8024
United States v. Hendrickson
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5050
Kalbaugh v. Martin
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6151
Crownhart v. Mason
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1066
XMission, L.C. v. Fluent, LLC  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4161

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff XMission, L.C. appealed a district court's dismissal of its claims against Fluent, LLC for lack of personal jurisdiction over Fluent in Utah. Fluent was a Delaware limited liability company with its principal p...

United States v. Grant
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6140
Echon v. Sackett
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1099
Garcia v. Stancil
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1286
United States v. Samora  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4070

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Fernando Samora borrowed his ex-girlfriend's care and drove it alone to a restaurant. When Defendant left the restaurant and approached the vehicle, the officers from a multi-agency task force converged to arre...

Standing Akimbo, LLC v. United States  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1049

Justia Opinion Summary: The IRS conducted a civil audit of Peter Hermes, Kevin Desilet, Samantha Murphy, and John Murphy (collectively, the “Taxpayers”) to verify their tax liabilities for their medical- marijuana dispensary, Standing Akimbo, L...

United States v. Mayville  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4008

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant–Appellant John Mayville pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of an unregistered firearm silencer. Exercising his right under the plea agreement, Defendant ch...

United States v. Cain
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7030
Hamilton v. CIR  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9000

Justia Opinion Summary: Claiming insolvency, taxpayer Vincent Hamilton sought to exclude nearly $160,000 in student loans that were forgiven from his taxable income. During the same tax year, however, he had received a non-taxable partnership d...

Araiza v. Barr
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9568
Seadin v. Williams
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1026
Thornton v. Goodrich
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1369
GCIU-Employer Retirement Fund v. Coleridge Fine Arts
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3161
O. v. Anthem Blue Cross Life
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 17-4135
Wilson v. Phillip
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1225
Little v. Budd Company  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3014

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Rabe worked as a pipefitter in an Atchison Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad (“ATSF”) repair shop. In that capacity, he replaced pipe insulation on passenger cars manufactured by The Budd Company (“Budd”). Rabe died from...

Muathe v. Wells Fargo Bank
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3055
United States v. Akers
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3254
Estate of Jeremy Hunter v. Uintah County
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4086
Robinson v. Firman
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1435
United States v. Pool
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6131
United States v. Williams
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6027
Kientz v. Commissioner, SSA  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3240

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Steven Kientz spent many years as a "dual status" technician with the Kansas Army National Guard, where he worked as a mechanic on electronic measurement equipment. Plaintiff’s position required him to simultan...

United States v. Parra-Lopez
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5093
United States v. Wilfong
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6219
United States v. Caballero-Anaya
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1034
Miles v. Conrad
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3133
United States v. Drayton
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3269
Prescott v. Cracker Barrel Old Country
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6056
United States v. Perkins
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7067
Woodie v. Berkshire Hathaway
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8045
Carbajal v. Morrissey
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1132
Kalbaugh v. Jones
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6205
United States v. Serna
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2114
Fuller v. Kansas Department of Children
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3221
United States v. Bacon
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4167
Urquiza v. Allbaugh
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5066
United States v. Brook
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6116
United States v. Rogers
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3282
United States v. Jackson
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1191
Khan v. Barela
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2056
United States v. Cromar
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4075
Chrisman v. Benzon
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4137
United States v. Waldron
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4170
United States v. Barber
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6152
United States v. Saldana
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7057
Saldivar Colon v. Barr
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9558
Quigley v. Sporting Kansas City Soccer
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3164
Banuelos-Galviz v. Barr  
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9517

Justia Opinion Summary: Jose Angel Banuelos-Galviz (Banuelos) entered the United States in 2006. Roughly three years later, he was served with a document labeled “Notice to Appear.” By statute, a notice to appear must include the time of the re...

Barnes v. Security Life of Denver
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1487
Oliver v. Nielsen
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4064
Holbert v. Braggs
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6112
Johnson v. Garrison
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7018
Romero v. Barr
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9527
Dembry v. Hudson
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3031
Zu v. Avalon Health Care
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4153
Williams v. Stewart Title Company
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1129
United States v. Barela
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1234
United States v. Platt
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6061
United States v. Elliott
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8006
United States v. Finnesy  
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3045

Justia Opinion Summary: Brandon Finnesy appealed his conviction and sentence for escape from custody. As to his conviction, which was entered upon his guilty plea, Finnesy contended he should have been permitted to withdraw his guilty plea beca...

Valdez v. Motyka
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1182
United States v. Nelson
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6072
Johnson v. Marlar
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7023
McDonald v. Eagle County
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1101
Altschwager v. Progressive Casualty Insurance
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1240
O'Kane v. Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5047
Wellmon v. CDOC  
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1002

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Jimmie Wellmon sought to set aside his state court convictions for attempted first-degree murder, assault, menacing, and witness tampering. The Tenth Circuit granted a certificate of appealability so Petitione...

Evanston Insurance Company v. Aminokit Laboratories
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1065
Elna Sefcovic v. TEP Rocky Mountain
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1120
Elna Sefcovic v. TEP Rocky Mountain  
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1121

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee-defendant TEP Rocky Mountain, LLC (“TEP”) operated wells that produced natural gas in Colorado. These wells were subject to various leases or royalty Appellant-intervenors Ivo Lindauer, Sidney Lindauer, Ruther L...

LaPointe v. Oliver
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3258
Romero v. Nelson
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4175
NM Farm & Livestock Bureau v. United States Dept of Interior  
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2211

Justia Opinion Summary: The jaguar is a large felid found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Pertinent here, the jaguar was listed as a foreign endangered species in 1972. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and W...

Sandoval v. UNUM Life Insurance  
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: The insured, Brenda Sandoval, submitted a claim to her insurer, Unum Life Insurance Company of America, which initially paid benefits but then terminated them. The termination of benefits led Sandoval to sue Unum for: (1...

United States v. Scott
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1356
United States v. Scott
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1358
United States v. Headley
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8075
United States v. Loera-Herrera
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1402
United States v. Pfeiffer
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1459
Smith v. Barker
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1469
Starr v. Mesa County Detention Facility
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1484
Jiron v. Polis
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2187
United States v. Chatman  
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5038

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-Appellant John Chatman, Jr. was convicted by a jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition (Count One), obstruction of justice by attempting to kill a witness (Count Two), and using a firea...

United States v. Mercer
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6147
United States v. Petty
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5007
Rainer v. Hansen
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1427
Doe v. University of Denver  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1162

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff John Doe asserted that the disciplinary proceeding brought against him by Defendants, the University of Denver (“DU”) along with several University employees, violated his rights under the Fourteenth Amendment’...

Strauss v. Angie's List  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3025

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, Steve Strauss, brought claims against Defendant, Angie’s List, Inc., alleging violations of the Lanham Act. Strauss owned a tree trimming/removal business called Classic Tree Care (“Classic”). Defendant Angie’...

United States v. Hervey
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3080
Marshall v. English
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3236
Malinski v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5001
United States v. Orozco-Sanchez
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2009
United States v. Lira-Ramirez  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3057

Justia Opinion Summary: Jose Lira-Ramirez was indicted on a charge of illegally reentering the United States, an element of which was the existence of a prior removal order. Though Lira-Ramirez had been removed in earlier proceedings, he moved...

United States v. Avetisyan
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3238
Barker v. Schnurr
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3266
Barnes v. Dowling
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5101
Hooks v. Crow
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6125
Noreja v. Commissioner, SSA  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1383

Justia Opinion Summary: Arthur Noreja appeals the denial of his claim for disability benefits. Noreja filed his disability claim in March 2012. In July 2013, following a hearing, an ALJ issued a detailed written order – exceeding 13 pages with...

United States v. Daniels
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1456
State of Utah v. Gollaher
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4030
Bramhall v. Salt Lake District Attorney's
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4032
Lavrenov v. Barr
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9535
United States v. Wagner  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3068

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, the FBI deployed a Network Investigative Technique (“NIT”) to identify the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of computers accessing “Playpen,” a child pornography website. One of those IP addresses belonged to...

United States v. Curtis
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6095
Johnson v. Long
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1005
United States v. Dermen
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4000
Blair v. Raemisch
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1349
High Country Conservation v. United States Forest Service  
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1374

Justia Opinion Summary: The Colorado Roadless Rule, which the Forest Service adopted in 2012, prohibits road construction in designated areas but included an exception for the North Fork Coal Mining Area (the “North Fork Exception”). In prior l...

Turner v. Oklahoma County Board of Comm.
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6092
Johnson v. Patton
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6179
United States ex rel. Tracy v. Emigration Improvement Dist.
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4109
United States v. Lovato  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1468

Justia Opinion Summary: On March 3, 2018, a man called 911 to report that he witnessed two men in a Honda shoot at another car. The caller followed the Honda and dialed 911 within “two to three minutes” of observing the gunfire. During the appr...

Kane County, Utah v. United States
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4122
Carolina Casualty Ins. Co. v. Burlington Ins. Co.  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8071

Justia Opinion Summary: RW Trucking pumped fracking water from frac tanks at oil-well sites and hauled it away for disposal. Jason Metz worked as a driver for RW Trucking. When his trailer reached capacity, Metz turned off the pump and disengag...

United States v. Robinson
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6087
United States v. Ackerman
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3238
Smart v. City of Wichita  
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3242

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of March 10, 2012, as hundreds of people emptied out of bars and concert venues in Wichita’s Old Town neighborhood at closing time, two Wichita Police Officers fatally shot Marquez Smart. Smart...

Lexington Insurance Company v. Precision Drilling Company  
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8072

Justia Opinion Summary: In an earlier appeal, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Wyoming’s anti-indemnity statute would not defeat possible insurance coverage to an additional insured. In this second appeal and cross-appeal, the issu...

Coleman v. United States
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1162
United States v. Carnero
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6183
Rainer v. Hansen  
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1427

Justia Opinion Summary: After committing crimes when he was seventeen years old, defendant Atorrus Rainer was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree burglary, and...

United States v. Jim
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2144
Smallen Revocable Living Trust v. Western Union Company  
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1154

Justia Opinion Summary: A district court dismissed Plaintiff–Appellant Lawrence Smallen and Laura Smallen Revocable Living Trust’s securities-fraud class action against Defendant–Appellee The Western Union Company and several of its current and...

Graham v. Waters
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1205
Baeza v. Munro
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2089
Martinez v. Social Security Administration
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1227
DeWalt v. City of Overland Park
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3169
Brewer v. United States Postal Inspector
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5096
Slavin v. Garrison Property and Casualty
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1347
United States v. Bacon  
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4163

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Michael Bacon appealed a district court’s decision to keep the supplement to his plea agreement filed under seal. In 2015, Bacon pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and one count of robbing a...

Hyberg v. Enslow
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1155
Bahrampour v. Secretary of Air Force
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1254
United States v. Martinez
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2173
Somrak v. Kroger Co.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3106
Cowan v. Crow
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5112
United States v. Wu
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1401
Jordan v. Maxim Healthcare Services  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1290

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Colorado law, employers must pay all employees time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours, with certain exemptions. Employers need not pay overtime wages to “companions, casual babysitters, and domestic employees emp...

Bass v. Tour 18 at Rose Creek LP
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6184
United States v. Sestak
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8062
Rivero v. Univ. N.M. Board of Regents  
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2158

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Dennis Rivero appealed the grant of summary judgment awarded in favor of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents (Defendant). Dr. Rivero was employed full-time by the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) fr...

United States v. Diedrich
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1241
Freier v. State of Colorado
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1347
United States v. Johnson
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4000
Fletcher v. United States
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5023
Johnson v. Spencer  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 17-8089

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a Wyoming court declared Andrew Johnson actually innocent of crimes for which he was then incarcerated. In 2017, after his release, Johnson brought suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming...

Chapman v. Santini
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1117
Fetzer v. Raemisch
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1200
Smith v. Chapdelaine
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1409
Eaves v. CO Dept. of Corrections
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1452
United States v. Rice
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6149
Danylchuk v. Dowling
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7038
Wideman v. United States Government
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1210
McClellan v. Sharp
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5076
Jimenez v. Sessions
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 17-9548
Brown v. Keystone Learning Services
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3060
United States v. Hassen
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3124
Pinder v. Crowther
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4039
United States v. Perez
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6094
United States v. Herrera-Rivas
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6192
Ullery v. Bradley  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1079

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Bruce Bradley appealed a federal district court’s order denying his motion to dismiss a suit brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 based on qualified immunity. Plaintiff Susan Ullery alleged Defendant violated, am...

Mohn v. Progressive Insurance
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1207
Goodface v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1238
Sunflower Condominium v. Owners Insurance Company
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1478
Alpern v. Ferebee  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1086

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Alpern claimed the United States Forest Service improperly charges him a fee when he entered Maroon Valley to park and hike. He cited an provision of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) he claimed p...

United States ex rel. Janssen v. Lawrence Memorial Hospital  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3011

Justia Opinion Summary: Stacey Janssen alleged Lawrence Memorial Hospital ("LMH") engaged in two healthcare schemes to fraudulently receive money from the United States. Janssen first contended LMH falsified patients’ arrival times in order to...

Lynn v. Brown
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5062
Betts v. Work Zone Traffic Control
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1199
United States v. Coddington
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1470
United States v. Zayas
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2154
United States v. Moore
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1224
United States v. Krueger
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2052
United States v. Flores-Martinez
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2074
United States v. Grigsby
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3163
Fairchild v. Nelson
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4141
Ezell v. BNSF Railway Company  
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6018

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner George Ezell was a conductor for BNSF Railway Company. In 2014, the trainmaster directed Ezell to detach twenty ballast-loaded railcars from a train about to enter the Enid, Oklahoma train yard. To detach, Eze...

United States v. Blackbird  
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7007

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Donald Blackbird attempted to sexually abuse his fifteen-year-old granddaughter. He pleaded guilty to the offense, and the district court sentenced him to sixty months’ imprisonment. At sentencing, the district...

Aguilar v. Management & Training  
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of 122 detention officers who work or worked at Otero County Prison near Chaparral, New Mexico, alleged that their employer, Management & Training Corporation (MTC), failed to pay them for certain activities that...

United States v. Gonzalez-Fierro  
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2168

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Rodolfo Gonzalez-Fierro, a Mexican citizen, challenged his conviction for unlawfully re-entering the United States after a prior removal. That conviction was based in part on Gonzalez-Fierro’s prior expedited r...

United States v. Jones
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5022
United States v. Russian
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3173
United States v. Smith
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4149
United States v. Davis
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1292
United States v. Palmer
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4059
Moreno v. Barr
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9507
United States v. Jacoby
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1438
Ade v. Conklin Cars Salina
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3131
Parker v. Bourdon
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4124
Poore v. Glanz
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5040
Zamora-Vasquez v. Barr
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9554
United States v. Sink
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8092
Ramirez-Vega v. Barr
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9536
Felvey v. Long
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1405
United States v. Yazzie
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2172
Dennis v. Crow
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6135
Tamsang v. Barr
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9538
Lunt v. Nationstar Mortgage
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4093
United States v. Grijalva
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6162
Chavez-Fino v. Barr
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9540
United States v. Artiagas-Acosta
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4142
Haak v. Whitten
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5029
Sanders v. Crow
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5080
United States v. Chacon
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6098
Loftis v. Faubion
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7016
Martinez-Mendoza v. Barr
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9506
United States v. Rubbo  
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1342

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a fraudulent business scheme involving the sale of the “Scrubbieglove” cleaning product. Defendant Pasquale Rubbo and other co-conspirators lied to investors to solicit money, ultimately defrauding...

United States v. Tony  
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2182

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Brian Tony was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of Pat Garcia during a fight. Before trial, Tony sought to introduce evidence that Garcia had used methamphetamine before the fig...

United States v. Cisneros-Topete
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2135
Renewable Fuels Assn. v. EPA  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9533

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue here were three EPA orders granting extensions of the small refinery exemption to the Clean Air Act (“CAA”). Those orders were not made available to the public, and were challenged by a group of renewable fuels...

Vreeland v. Zupan
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1244
United States v. Berg  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3250

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Mark Berg entered a conditional guilty plea to one count of possession of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana with intent to distribute. Berg appealed his conviction, claiming the district court erred...

Hill v. Warsewa  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1025

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Roger Hill appealed a district court's dismissal of his complaint for failure to state a claim (Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6)) -- specifically for lack of prudential standing. Hill was a fly fisherman who...

United States v. Perdomo-Cabrera
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1374
United States v. Sadlowski  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2004

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Adam Sadlowski entered a conditional plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, reserving the right to appeal the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress. He was sentenced t...

Birdwell v. Glanz
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5031
Greer v. Dowling  
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6067

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Travis Greer, a Messianic Jew housed in an Oklahoma prison, informed prison officials that he kept kosher. At his request, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections agreed to provide Greer with kosher fo...

United States v. Engles
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5081
Araiza v. Barr
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9568
Terwilliger v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1028
United States v. Lovelace
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1100
United States v. Campbell
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3019
Thomas v. Thompson
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3275
United States v. McKye
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6139
Chavez v. Arizona Automobile Ins. Co.  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1473

Justia Opinion Summary: While driving a car insured by Arizona Automobile Insurance Company, Marlena Whicker rear-ended a taxi and injured its passenger, Georgiana Chavez. Chavez sued Whicker in Colorado state court and won a default judgment w...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2153

Justia Opinion Summary: The Rio Grande was one of only a handful of rivers that created critical habitat for plants, animals, and humans. “And it is a fact of life that not enough water exists to meet the competing needs.” Recognizing these mul...

Frost v. ADT  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3259

Justia Opinion Summary: Elizabeth Frost died in an accidental house fire. At the time, ADT provided security monitoring services to the premises. During the fire, ADT received several alerts through its monitoring system. Although ADT attempted...

Martinez-Perez v. Barr  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9573

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Alonso Martinez-Perez sought review of a final Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) order that dismissed his appeal, holding that neither the BIA nor the Immigration Court had jurisdiction to grant Petitioner’s...

Donahue v. Wihongi  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4005

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Kevin Donahue was walking home one night when he saw a woman outside his neighbor’s house. Dr. Donahue thought she was trespassing, and he got into a heated conversation with her. They approached two police officers,...

Smith v. Tulsa County District Attorney
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6123
United States v. Gaspar-Miguel  
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2020

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Petrona Gaspar-Miguel appealed a district court’s affirmance of her conviction for entering the United States. On appeal, she contended the district court’s conclusion that she “entered” the United St...

Nava-Hernandez v. Barr
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9546
Morgan v. Baker Hughes  
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8076

Justia Opinion Summary: Katherine Morgan, as wrongful death representative of her husband, David Morgan, brought direct negligence liability claims against Baker Hughes Incorporated (“Baker Hughes”) for the acts of its subsidiary, Baker Petroli...

Maurer v. Idaho Department of Correction
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1419
Crownhart v. Jones
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1470
United States v. Mitchell
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6069
Wilson v. Crow
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6119
Arlin Geophysical Company v. United States  
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4166

Justia Opinion Summary: After John Worthen amassed over eighteen million dollars in unpaid tax liabilities, the federal government placed liens on properties it claimed belonged to his alter egos or nominees. Following a court- ordered sale of...

Blackburn v. Brostrom
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1098
Walker v. Corizon Health  
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3070

Justia Opinion Summary: Marques Davis was an inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (“HCF”) from June 2016 until his death in April 2017. During the course of his confinement, Davis suffered from constant neurological symptoms, the caus...

Barrera v. Barr
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9505
Gutierrez v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4162
Parson v. Farley
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5125
United States v. Ray
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6227
Colin-Carmolinga v. Barr
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9575
United States v. Rogers
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6083
Louie v. Rios
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6041
Zeng v. Barr
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9539
Mock v. Allstate Insurance Company
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1407
United States v. Gomez-Lopez
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1456
Davis v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1477
United States v. James
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3227
United States v. Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe  
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4151

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States sought to enjoin the Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe and several individual members from selling hunting and fishing licenses that authorized members to take wildlife from the Uintah and Ouray Reservation....

Dental Dynamics v. Jolly Dental Group  
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6107

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether a federal court sitting in Oklahoma had specific jurisdiction over Dr. Scott Jolly, a dentist and Arkansas resident, and his Limited Liability practice, Jolly Dental Group, LLC. Dental D...

Deere v. XPO Logistics
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1069
Peoples v. Baker
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1111
Thompson v. Orunsolu
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3004
United States v. Boyles
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3096
AGI Consulting v. American National Insurance
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6060
Morris v. Bowler
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6213
United States v. Adams
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2146
Murphy-Sims v. Owners Insurance Company  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1392

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Luzetta Murphy-Sims appealed after a jury ruled in favor of Defendant-Appellee Owners Insurance Company (Owners) on her complaint against Owners' insured stemming from a car accident. The insured was...

United States v. Garcia  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6033

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jason Garcia appealed the sentence he received after pleading guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to ninety-six months in prison. He claimed the district court erred i...

Espinoza v. People of the State of Colo.
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1449
United States v. Flores-De La Rosa
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2113
Jackson v. Kansas City KS Public Schools
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3094
United States v. Robertson  
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2165

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jeremias Robertson pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, and was sentenced to a term of 84 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release. On appeal he ch...

Ogawa v. Kang  
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4082

Justia Opinion Summary: Japanese national Takeshi Ogawa brought a Hague Convention action against his former wife, South Korean national Kyong Kang, alleging that she wrongfully removed their twin daughters from Japan to the United States in vi...

Gas Sensing Technology Corp. v. Ashton
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8089
Cahn v. Word
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2043
United States v. Abbo
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6081
Bruzga v. County of Boulder
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1133
Hooper v. Yampa Valley Medical Center
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1220
Wellington v. Daza
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2021
Ahmedin v. Hrabe
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3107
Pilcher v. Elliott
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8002
United States v. Perez-Ixta
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1363
Miller v. Allbaugh
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5041
Pilcher v. Elliott
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8002